Salute to Senior Service accepting nominations

A local senior care group is looking for senior citizens making a difference in Central Texas.

The search is on for Texas’ outstanding senior volunteer. Everyday, older adults in Central Texas give back to the community with their time and service. Now is your chance to honor a deserving senior citizen for their volunteer work in our community.

Tyson Murphy, with Home Instead Senior Care, joined KXAN News Today Sunday to explain how you can nominate someone for the Salute to Senior Service award. Sponsored by Home Instead, the program recognizes the contributions of adults age 65 and older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month.

“Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily,” Murphy said. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities – important elements of healthy aging.”

You can nominate and vote for the everyday heroes until March 1 by clicking here. Online voters will determine the winner in each state. Then, a panel of senior care experts will select a national honoree.

Home Instead will donate $500 to each state winner’s favorite non-profit charity. $5000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated charity. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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